Opposing Views of the Turning Point
When Buddha first came out with his teachings, those who were strict Hindu leaders strongly opposed Buddha differing from their ways. Eventually, when Buddhism was accepted, Buddhism became apart of the Hindu religion and Buddha is now known as an incarnation of one of the three great Hindu rulers. Those who opposed Buddhism were the people who supported the government's anti-Buddhist policies. On October 5th, 1963, Thích Quảng Đức set himself fire, a ritual suicide, in protest against the government's anti-Buddhist policies. Government troops opened fire to steer away people watching, killing nine people. The opposition led to seven monks burning themselves to death.
Supporting Views of the Turning Point
Those who desired to be lifted from the requirements of the material world were main supporters of Buddha's teachings in India. People such as Cuc Ngyuen explains his every life of writing and reflecting on the world and himself. Cuc observes people and nature as if they are the most important things in the world. Other people, such as the Dalai Lama who vows to learn all the Buddhist teachings and claims "Buddhahood is the supreme achievement." The Dalai Lama firmly believes Buddhism is the spiritual way of life which brings people to complete peace. When Buddha first came out with his teachings, those who were belittled by the higher classes in India strongly believed in Buddha's ways because they felt they belong. Supporters made artifacts to worship the Buddha.
12th Century Nepalese
the great stupa at Sanchi in
India. The Buddha is here represented by the stone slab
between the five-headed serpent and the sacrificial fire. This shows his supernatural power.
Dimpankara from Patan Museum
The Buddha cultivated these perfections over many